Sprint Nextel is seeking access to confidential documents that AT&T filed with U.S. regulators in connection with its request to acquire T-Mobile USA, according to a report.
Citing a Sprint spokesman, Bloomberg News reported that the request is routine in large, contested matters that are pending before the Federal Communications Commission.
In a document filed with the FCC, outside lawyers for Sprint signed confidentiality agreements in advance of possibly gaining access to private information that was redacted in AT&Ts public filing, according to the report.
Earlier this month, AT&T filed its application requesting permission to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock.
The application is available for public inspection on the FCCs website, although AT&T and T-Mobile USA redacted certain confidential information in those documents.